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The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 1 - The Menacing Power


Published 1939


Taken from wikipedia.org A mad scientist who attempts to rule the world by creating various elaborate inventions. In a dramatic fashion, foreign agents and G-Men try to seize the inventions for themselves.

The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 1 - The Menacing Power
The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 2 - Death Stalks the Highways
The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 3 - Crashing Towers
The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 4 - Invisible Terror
The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 5 - Thundering Rails
The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 6 - The Iron Monster
The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 7 - The Menacing Mist
The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 8 - Trapped in the Flames
The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 9 - Speeding Doom
The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 10 - Phantom Footprints
The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 11 - The Blast
The Phantom Creeps: Chapter 12 - To Destroy the World


Run time 00:21:05
Producer Henry MacRae
Production Company Universal Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, black and white

Reviews

Reviewer: Biljo - - October 9, 2009
Subject: Bela Lugosi (almost) Conquers the World
A real treat for Lugosi fans as he employs an amazing variety of super-weapons against enemies both foreign and domestic. What a genius! He's out to conquer the world, almost single-handedly (with a little help from his treacherous sidekick Monk, who absorbs enough lead to sink a boat in the course of the 12 chapters and is still there for the thrilling finish). Bela can make himself invisible with his "Divisualizer" belt and has one of the coolest and scariest robots you ever saw.
Reviewer: billbarstad - - September 7, 2009
Subject: How fortunate
Many thanks to Scott Saunders for bringing this back to IA! It's a load of goofy fun.

I downloaded the MPEG4 files. Audio and video were fine.
Reviewer: slugs and urchins - - August 8, 2009
Subject: many imaginative plot devices
This one is better than most of the serials I've seen (the Green Hornet is almost laughable) as Bela Lugosi is very good as he goes more and more crazy throughout the serials, unfortunately the best ones, like all serials, are the first and last and the ones between were just milking the turkeys.

Lots of interesting ideas, many with actual physics behind them, were used to make the mad scientist powerful. It's really light entertainment. The G-Man and his sidekicks destroy as much or more than anybody else in this series, but that hasn't changed much in real life, either.
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